The Australian Red Cross has developed a four-step process, known as the Emergency REDiPlan, which households can utilise to prepare for emergencies and develop a plan. The process follows the steps of:
Step 1: Get in the know.
Understand the risks you face, how your life might be disrupted and who can help - before disaster strikes.
Step 2: Get connected
Connect with your community so you can help each other in an emergency and during the recovery journey afterwards.
Step 3: Get organised
Think through what might happen during and after and emergency and take action to protect the important things in your life.
Step 4: Get packing
Identify and pack things that might help you survive in an emergency and get you back on your feet quickly.
More detailed fact sheets about each step can be found at Red Cross.
Further hazard-specific considerations are included in the following pages:
• Fire prevention
• Floods and storms
• Pandemic emergencies